European Union cops destroy € 20million employment fraud ring


By Joanne Faulkner (October 26, 2021, 5:29 p.m. BST) – Police forces in several European Union countries have crushed a gang that exploited construction workers, committing widespread fraud and causing more than € 20 million ( $ 23.2 million) in damages, the bloc’s law enforcement agency said on Tuesday.

Europol said a large organized criminal group involved in fraud and money laundering had been dismantled after police forces searched 34 sites in Belgium, Italy and Luxembourg on October 19. They also arrested 12 people: 10 in Belgium and 2 in Italy.

Money held in more than 350 bank accounts, expensive cars and real estate were also seized, the agency said. Some 10.6 million euros held in 16 …

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